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Manchester City owners score silver

Club’s parent company awarded global record valuation after United States investment

A 50-minute work week is remotely possible

In all the offices I’ve worked, I sat in the so-called bullpen — a shared working space modelled on ­war-time sweat shops.

SA wades into global app regulation battle

Skype and WhatsApp are putting pressure on telecoms the world over and governments are being forced to consider regulating such over-the-top services.

Facebook to ‘team up with Skype for video chat’

Facebook is reportedly planning this week to team up with Skype to launch a video chat function for its millions of users.

Microsoft takes a gamble on Skype

Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, its biggest, is an $8.5-billion gamble to try to catch up with Apple and Google.

Dot Bomb 2.0?

When does a market go from being a "growth sector" to a bubble? As with falling in love, it's hard to put an exact date on the event.

Skype’s owners set to make $5-billion

Skype's owners, led by private equity firm Silver Lake, are set to earn more than three times their investment on the sale of Skype to Microsoft.

Microsoft reportedly mulling Skype buy

US software giant Microsoft is near to clinching a deal to buy internet telephony pioneer Skype for $7-billion to $8-billion, media reports say.

Skype school brings knowledge to Indian village

Once a week, Santosh Kumar uses Skype to teach maths to children in Chamanpura, a poor village in the struggling state of Bihar.

Skype could be designated illegal in China

The popular Internet service Skype could be dealt a major setback in one of the world's largest markets as the Chinese government cracks down.

Chatroulette: Risqué chat service or pornographic site?

Webcam service developed to allow strangers to chat online has become fast track to carnal gratification for some people.

Latest

Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it